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    Went out today to the tractor and tried to start it would not start right away! Always starts on the first crank, but today I had to crank it over for about thirty seconds? It runs fine but the it just died on me after it was running for over ten minutes. Not a slow spidering die either! Just like I turned the key off? When I went to start it back up had to crank it over for five seconds or so? Done it to me 6 times in four hours? Other than that it runs great and smooth and has all the power it normally has? Any input would be great! Air filter is clean and I put a new fuel filter on it after it died the second time didn't change a thing!? Thanks for reading and please help!

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    Believe I found the problem. Fuel shut off solenoid on the side of the injection pump.

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    Well that didn't fix it! Its a pita to try and fix something that dosent mess up all the time! How do you go about checking safety switches??

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    Any thoughts?

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    Intermittant probelams are always a bear to diagnose. With the safety switches, just go through and check for normally open or closed according to the wiring diagram. Unfortunately, ti's tedious, time consuming, and a pain. Best of luck to ya on this one!
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    Worked on it all day Saturday. When it dose die I loose power to my fuel shut off solenoid. Everything else still works! Its not blowing a fuse so I don't think its a short in the wires. I traced them all and the look good. Could it possible be a relay? When it dose die if I turn the key off and weight about ten seconds if fires right back up?

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    Could be anything from a relay to a short in wires to a bad safety switch. Unfortunately, it's narrowing it down as to which circuit is causing power to leave the solenoid and then which part, etc.....
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    Do relays reset there self or? What exactly is a relays job?

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    A relay is just a tiny solenoid of sorts. It is a magnetic switch.

    You apply power on the low amperage side that engages a magnet to throw a switch that is a higher electrical current. For instance, that draw that most headlights have would melt most dashboard switches, so a relay is used so a low current switch can trigger something with a higher amperage draw.

    There's tons of things about this on you tube also.
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    From ny experience, if a relay is bad, it's bad. It doesn't go bad intermittently. Not to say it can't happen.......lol
    The forums are a great place to find information....but also a great place to find speculation. Only you can determine the real problems with your tractor. We're here to help you find the correct way to do it.

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